The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 210 135
Rank change year-on-year +18 -75  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 229 285 475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.53% 1.45% 2.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.51% 4.65% 7.19%
Number of salaries quoted 199 240 398
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £25,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year -5.06% +8.21%  

MCSE is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4158 6133 6605
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.75% 31.27% 31.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3368 4962 5039
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing MCSE as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE in the South East.

Salary trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the South East over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +67 99 £37,500 -11.76% 11
Berkshire +16 40 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Hampshire -19 33 £41,250 -2.94% 5
Buckinghamshire +32 22 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Kent +2 15 £25,000 -23.07%
Oxfordshire +1 11 £32,500 -7.14% 2
West Sussex +10 7 £32,500 -18.75% 2
East Sussex +1 2 £42,500 -15.00%
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 471 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 345 (73.25%) Microsoft
3 343 (72.82%) Windows
4 296 (62.85%) Active Directory
5 241 (51.17%) VMware
6 203 (43.10%) Windows Server
7 179 (38.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 160 (33.97%) MS Excel
9 159 (33.76%) MCSA
10 158 (33.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 155 (32.91%) Cisco Certification
12 144 (30.57%) Hyper-V
13 140 (29.72%) CCNA
14 138 (29.30%) SQL Server
15 136 (28.87%) Windows Server 2008
16 132 (28.03%) MCP
17 131 (27.81%) ITIL
18 126 (26.75%) SQL
19 125 (26.54%) MS Exchange
19 125 (26.54%) Office 365
20 118 (25.05%) Cisco
21 109 (23.14%) SAN
22 105 (22.29%) Firewall
23 95 (20.17%) Citrix
24 84 (17.83%) MS Office
25 81 (17.20%) HP
26 79 (16.77%) Exchange Server 2013
27 75 (15.92%) LAN
27 75 (15.92%) WAN
28 71 (15.07%) Microsoft Azure

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 125 (26.54%) MS Exchange
2 79 (16.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 60 (12.74%) SharePoint
4 57 (12.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 44 (9.34%) IIS
6 28 (5.94%) SharePoint 2013
7 25 (5.31%) Skype for Business
8 22 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (2.76%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (2.12%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (1.70%) Apache
11 8 (1.70%) IBM Notes
11 8 (1.70%) Tomcat
11 8 (1.70%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.70%) WebSphere
12 7 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.85%) IBM Domino
15 4 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 160 (33.97%) MS Excel
2 84 (17.83%) MS Office
3 14 (2.97%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 125 (26.54%) Office 365
2 71 (15.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.76%) SaaS
5 7 (1.49%) IaaS
6 5 (1.06%) PaaS
7 2 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.21%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.21%) G Suite
8 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 109 (23.14%) SAN
2 105 (22.29%) Firewall
3 75 (15.92%) LAN
3 75 (15.92%) WAN
4 64 (13.59%) DNS
5 51 (10.83%) DHCP
6 47 (9.98%) TCP/IP
7 26 (5.52%) VPN
8 24 (5.10%) Network Security
9 20 (4.25%) VLAN
10 19 (4.03%) VoIP
11 16 (3.40%) Internet
11 16 (3.40%) SMTP
12 15 (3.18%) NAS
12 15 (3.18%) Skype
13 13 (2.76%) Wireless
14 11 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (2.34%) Unified Communications
15 10 (2.12%) Intrusion Detection
15 10 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (29.30%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (2.34%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (1.06%) OLAP
9 5 (1.06%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (0.64%) InfluxDB
10 3 (0.64%) MySQL
11 2 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (3.61%) JIRA
2 8 (1.70%) WinDbg
3 7 (1.49%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.85%) MSI
General
1 68 (14.44%) Finance
2 9 (1.91%) Back Office
3 8 (1.70%) Billing
3 8 (1.70%) French Language
3 8 (1.70%) German Language
3 8 (1.70%) Portuguese Language
3 8 (1.70%) Spanish Language
4 7 (1.49%) Electronics
5 6 (1.27%) Games
5 6 (1.27%) Legal
6 5 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.85%) Military
7 4 (0.85%) Retail
8 3 (0.64%) Automotive
8 3 (0.64%) Law
8 3 (0.64%) Local Government
9 2 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 108 (22.93%) Support Engineer
2 66 (14.01%) Administrator
3 64 (13.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 62 (13.16%) Analyst
5 52 (11.04%) Consultant
6 44 (9.34%) IT Support
7 40 (8.49%) 2nd Line Support
7 40 (8.49%) IT Engineer
8 36 (7.64%) Support Analyst
9 33 (7.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 31 (6.58%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 30 (6.37%) 3rd Line Support
11 30 (6.37%) Architect
12 28 (5.94%) IT Support Engineer
13 25 (5.31%) Systems Administrator
14 24 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 23 (4.88%) Windows Engineer
16 22 (4.67%) Desktop Support
17 20 (4.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 20 (4.25%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.61%) .NET
2 16 (3.40%) CSS
3 15 (3.18%) ASP.NET
4 12 (2.55%) Software Packaging
5 11 (2.34%) HTML
5 11 (2.34%) jQuery
6 10 (2.12%) Web Services
6 10 (2.12%) XSLT
7 9 (1.91%) Regular Expression
8 6 (1.27%) CSS3
8 6 (1.27%) HTML5
8 6 (1.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
1 46 (9.77%) Data Centre
2 30 (6.37%) Clustering
3 26 (5.52%) Driving Licence
4 21 (4.46%) Management Information System
5 20 (4.25%) Computer Science
6 17 (3.61%) Replication
7 13 (2.76%) Blackberry
7 13 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.55%) EMC VNX
9 8 (1.70%) PKI
10 7 (1.49%) iPad
10 7 (1.49%) iPhone
11 5 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.06%) Freedom of Information
11 5 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.06%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.85%) Fintech
12 4 (0.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 343 (72.82%) Windows
2 203 (43.10%) Windows Server
3 158 (33.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 136 (28.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (12.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 58 (12.31%) Windows 7
7 40 (8.49%) Linux
8 25 (5.31%) Windows 10
9 21 (4.46%) Mac OS X
10 15 (3.18%) Windows 8
11 11 (2.34%) Unix
12 10 (2.12%) Windows XP
13 9 (1.91%) Mac OS
14 8 (1.70%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.70%) Windows NT
15 7 (1.49%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.85%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.85%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (27.81%) ITIL
2 48 (10.19%) Performance Tuning
3 46 (9.77%) PRINCE2
4 39 (8.28%) High Availability
5 36 (7.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (5.52%) Migration
7 25 (5.31%) Mentoring
7 25 (5.31%) Time Management
8 22 (4.67%) Statistics
9 21 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (4.46%) Problem Management
9 21 (4.46%) Service Delivery
9 21 (4.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 20 (4.25%) Information Security
10 20 (4.25%) TOGAF
11 19 (4.03%) Load Balancing
12 18 (3.82%) IT Strategy
13 17 (3.61%) Change Management
13 17 (3.61%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (3.61%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 126 (26.75%) SQL
2 53 (11.25%) PowerShell
3 23 (4.88%) JavaScript
4 12 (2.55%) Python
5 11 (2.34%) T-SQL
6 9 (1.91%) C
6 9 (1.91%) VBScript
7 8 (1.70%) C#
8 7 (1.49%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.27%) C++
10 4 (0.85%) VBA
11 2 (0.42%) VB
12 1 (0.21%) Perl
12 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.21%) R
Qualifications
1 471 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 159 (33.76%) MCSA
3 155 (32.91%) Cisco Certification
4 140 (29.72%) CCNA
5 132 (28.03%) MCP
6 58 (12.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 49 (10.40%) MCITP
8 44 (9.34%) Degree
9 40 (8.49%) CCA
9 40 (8.49%) Citrix Certification
10 30 (6.37%) A+ Certification
11 25 (5.31%) CCNP
12 15 (3.18%) CISSP
13 12 (2.55%) GCIH
13 12 (2.55%) GIAC
13 12 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (2.34%) MCDST
14 11 (2.34%) Security Cleared
15 10 (2.12%) CCENT
15 10 (2.12%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.79%) PCI DSS
2 26 (5.52%) SLA
3 11 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.42%) GPG13
6 1 (0.21%) COBIT
6 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 296 (62.85%) Active Directory
2 179 (38.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 144 (30.57%) Hyper-V
4 39 (8.28%) vSphere
4 39 (8.28%) XenApp
5 18 (3.82%) ISA Server
6 17 (3.61%) Virtual Servers
7 15 (3.18%) Terminal Services
8 12 (2.55%) Forefront TMG
9 10 (2.12%) UAG
10 8 (1.70%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (1.49%) Samba
11 7 (1.49%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.85%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.85%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.64%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.64%) Firmware
13 3 (0.64%) vCloud
13 3 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 54 (11.46%) SCCM
2 22 (4.67%) WSUS
3 16 (3.40%) Microsoft Clustering
4 15 (3.18%) Nessus
5 10 (2.12%) Backup Exec
6 9 (1.91%) SCOM
7 4 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.85%) Sysprep
8 3 (0.64%) Grafana
8 3 (0.64%) Graphite
8 3 (0.64%) Kibana
8 3 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.64%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.64%) PowerCLI
9 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.42%) Nagios
9 2 (0.42%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.21%) vMotion
Vendors
1 345 (73.25%) Microsoft
2 241 (51.17%) VMware
3 118 (25.05%) Cisco
4 95 (20.17%) Citrix
5 81 (17.20%) HP
6 37 (7.86%) Dell
7 22 (4.67%) NetApp
8 20 (4.25%) Veeam
9 17 (3.61%) EMC
10 16 (3.40%) TOWER Software
11 15 (3.18%) Qualys
12 13 (2.76%) 3PAR
13 12 (2.55%) Apple
13 12 (2.55%) F5
14 10 (2.12%) Oracle
15 9 (1.91%) Avaya
16 8 (1.70%) Juniper
16 8 (1.70%) LANDesk
16 8 (1.70%) Lotus
16 8 (1.70%) Novell
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Dane Partnership
Salary: £32,000 per annum (negotiable)
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £35000 per annum + 30 days hol
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
Gatwick Airport
Salary: £44000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits and rewards
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Searchability
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Weybridge
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
aap3
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
IT Lab
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 10 days ago
Winchester
Spectrum IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Guildford
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £35000 per annum + 30 days hol
Posted: 9 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Staines
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Slough
aap3
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Activate Learning
Salary: From £36,251 to £38,454 per annum Salary: £36,251 - £38,454 DOE
Posted: 27 days ago